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Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Firefighters in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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(2020) Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Firefighters in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Iranian journal of psychiatry. pp. 358-365. ISSN 1735-4587 (Print) 1735-4587 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33240386

Abstract

Objective: Firefighters are exposed to many different chemicals and physical hazards and experience a significant number of accidents and injuries. They are exposed to high-risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of PTSD among Iranian firefighters. Method : This was a systematic review and meta-analysis. Valid Persian and English keywords were searched in data resources, including SID, Magiran, Irandoc, Google Scholar, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science to retrieve articles on the prevalence of PTSD among Iranian firefighters. The STROBE checklist was used to assess the quality of the articles. Heterogeneity among the studies was assessed by I(2) index. The data were analyzed using Stata14 software. Results: Of the 316 articles selected in the initial search, 3 articles the inclusion criteria and were used for the meta-analysis. A total of 274 firefighters were studied. The prevalence of PTSD was 23.17 among Iranian firefighters (I(2) = 92.4, 95 CI = 6.71-39.62, p < 0.001). Conclusion: The prevalence of PTSD is among Iranian firefighters relatively high and has been on the rise over the recent years.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Sahebi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Yousefi, K.UNSPECIFIED
Moayedi, S.UNSPECIFIED
Golitaleb, N.UNSPECIFIED
Esmaeili Vardanjani, A.UNSPECIFIED
Golitaleb, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Firefighters First Responder Mental Health Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Page Range: pp. 358-365
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian journal of psychiatry
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 15
Number: 4
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.18502/ijps.v15i4.4301
ISSN: 1735-4587 (Print) 1735-4587 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3241

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